The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2022

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Eight people appeared for various hearings before Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Martin Burchfield this past week. Changes of pleas Nathan Elston, 38, of Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to a bill of information for assault, a first degree misdemeanor. He was sentenced to one year of community […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 1:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Tuesday August 30, 2022   12:58 a.m. – Deputies responded to an area of Lare Road in Tully Township for the report of suspicious activity around some equipment.   8:37 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence in Willshire Township to investigate a report of harassment.  9:04 a.m. – Dispatched Van Wert EMS to a residence in the City of […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor Favorable weather for the next few days and a lineup of something for everyone should make for a very successful 166th Van Wert County Fair. The fair opened to pleasant weather conditions on Tuesday and the current forecast is calling for sunshine, 80 degree highs and nighttime lows around 60 through Labor […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 4:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

The 166th annual Van Wert County Fair is up and running at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Just a few of the many sights are shown in these pictures. The fair will continue today through Labor Day, with today serving as Senior Citizens Day and tomorrow being Veterans Day. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 4:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information Central Insurance is again sponsoring First Responders Day at the Van Wert County Fair on Saturday, September 3. As part of the sponsorship, first responders will receive free admission with a valid ID at the gate. “Central was founded as a fire insurance company to help people in the Van Wert community, so […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 4:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information The Van Wert High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 45th reunion on Saturday, September 24, in conjunction with the Harvest Moon Festival in downtown Van Wert. Class members should gather at the tent by the Van Wert County Courthouse at 4:30 p.m. for a class meeting and 6 […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 4:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff Van Wert City Council has scheduled three different committee meetings before the regular Monday, September 12 meeting. A Judiciary and Annexation Committee meeting will be held at 5:50 p.m. to discuss the Main Street Van Wert speaker system. A Streets and Alleys Committee meeting will be held at 6:05 p.m. to address […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 4:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor After a first half scare against Celina, Van Wert is busy preparing for much improved Defiance this week. The Bulldogs (1-1) hung tough with St. Marys Memorial before falling 21-6 last Friday, while the Cougars (2-0) shook off a 7-0 halftime deficit to defeat the Bulldogs to the south 43-7. The offense […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 3:47 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor CONVOY — Simply put — It’s Crestview-Wayne Trace week. While some coaches say rivalry games are like any other contest on the schedule, Crestview head coach James Lautzenheiser said there is something definitely different about this one. “Our communities have plenty of overlapping geographical, business, and family connections, and our fan bases […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Volleyball Kalida 3 Van Wert 2 Van Wert rallied late, but Kalida outlasted the Cougars 25-20, 25-17, 15-25, 23-25, 15-8 at Van Wert High School on Tuesday. Maria Bagley had 11 kills and was 10-10 serving with an ace, while Jordanne Blythe had 10 kills and six blocks. Finley Foster finished with […]

POSTED: 08/31/22 at 3:46 am. FILED UNDER: Sports